Control Your Diabetes

Control Your Diabetes

Control Your DiabetesMaintaining a healthy weight is the key to control your diabetes. If you have too much body fat, especially if a lot of it is around your waist area, you are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. There are a few ways to tell if you are maintaining a healthy weight. To figure out your perfect weight:

For Adult Women: 100 pounds of body weight for the first 5 feet of height, 5 pounds for each additional inch. So if you are 5 feet tall you should weigh around 100 pounds. If you are 5’1”-you should weight around 105 pounds, 5’2”= 110 pounds and so on.

For Adult Men: 106 pounds of body weight for the first 5 feet of height, 6 pounds for each additional inch. So if you are 5 feet tall you should weigh around 106 pounds. If you are 5’1”-you should weigh around 112 pounds, 5’2” =118 pounds and so on.

Add 10% for a large frame size, and subtract 10% for a small frame size.

Get Active

In order to maintain a healthy weight and control your diabetes-GET ACTIVE! Doing any physicalcontrol your diabetes activity is better than doing none at all. If you currently do no physical activity at all, start by doing some. They say it takes 3 weeks to learn a habit or get into a routine. Start with small baby steps and start walking, swimming or join a gym. Stick with it and you will be glad you did. You will feel better about yourself and your mood will improve significantly. When you sit around day after day and do nothing your mood changes and you feel unhealthy and sick all the time. Start slowly with some kind of exercise routine and in a short while you will be happier and feeling better. After a while you will notice those pounds are starting to come off!